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Backpacks: Year TWO & Cleaning

So as a mom, I’ve gone back and forth for a few years:  Do we get new backpacks every year or not?  We get pretty good quality ones, so after a year of use it really doesn’t look bad enough to fully replace.  But then what do we do with last years and the year […] Read more…

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Military Homecoming from the Heart

Photo Credit:  Ayla Rios Photography of Anthem, Arizona About three years ago, I wrote the post:  Military Homecoming Ideas.  It’s been one of this blog’s most popular posts and gave fun ideas for decor, outfits, and photos.  While it was a nice article, there is more, much more to the heart of military homecomings.  It’s […] Read more…

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Teacher Appreciation Blooms this Spring

Teacher Appreciation week is right around the corner.  It starts May 3rd, 2016 and some schools go all week in honoring their teachers.  Here is an idea that we personally used in our family to honor these amazing people a little bit earlier than Teacher Appreciation Week. I am amazed at how much these dedicated […] Read more…

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Football Wreath

Football season is now upon us!  In our house we love USC Trojans and ASU Sun Devils.  Below is a deco mesh wreath I created to show our support for both teams.  Colors can be changed out and ribbon adjusted to match your favorite team.  The process was simple and I found everything at the […] Read more…

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What Dogs Teach Us

It was around the end of June, 2003.  A hot summer when I traveled from Texas where my husband was at a military course and decided to come home to South Dakota to set up our “new to us” house.  We had been married one year, straight out of college and were new to military […] Read more…

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A Lavender First Communion

Recently we celebrated our daughter’s First Communion.  This is a major milestone in a child’s life, and to celebrate each of her grandparents came out as well as her godmother and friends.  It was a fabulous time!  For more information on preparing children spiritually for First Communion, please see the following article HERE. We enjoyed […] Read more…

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No-fail Mini Cherry Cheesecakes

                Looking for a quick delicous and classic dessert?  Try these no-fail simple cherry cheesecakes. To start, gather 2 packages of 6 mini graham cracker cups.  Place on a cookie sheet or tray. For the filling:  Mix one cup powdered sugar with one 8 ounce package of cream […] Read more…

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Feature: Our Life In The Woods- Custom Letter Decor

It’s such a popular trend- personalized letters in various formats for special events.  Megan at Etsy shop Ourlifeinthewoods has a classy and unique twist on this style.  Her store specializes in rustic natural decor from Minnesota.  She has hit the target with her rendition of accent letters featuring fresh maplewood. The letters can be mixed and […] Read more…

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Holiday Gift Guide: The Modern Bazaar

*Disclosure: the following article is a paid advertisement.  The views of the shops represented and of On The Way Home are their own. One of the best items to get any woman on your list is definitely jewelry! What gal doesn’t want added bling? Jen Carey of the Etsy shop, The Modern Bazaar is one […] Read more…

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